In the Organisational structure of the EAPA there are seven bodies:
General Council AssemblyThe General Council Assembly of Members is the ultimate decision making body of the Association. It determines the general policy lines to be adopted by the Association in order to achieve its goals.
Executive CommitteeThe members of the Executive Committee are elected by the General Council Assembly. The Executive Committee (the Board of Directors of the Association) ensures that the General Council Assembly decisions are implemented. It works for the realization of the association's objectives, represents the Association in relation to third parties, manages the association's funds, prepares the budget and reports to the General Council Assembly. It has a maximum of seven members and a minimum of five, drawn from a balance of the larger and smaller member associations. The Executive Committee elects the President and Vice president, each serving for a period of two years.
Directors’ GroupDirectors’ Group consists of representatives of the Members and Associate Members directly involved in the production and/or laying of asphalt. The Directors’ Group advises on the preparation of the agendas and notices of the General Council Assembly and generates the general policy positions of the Association for approval by the Executive Committee and General Council Assembly, as required. It also maintains supervision of any Working Groups established by the Executive Committee.
Technical CommitteeThe Technical Committee is a platform to collect, exchange and promote knowledge, best practice understanding and information about asphalt and it is a forum to discuss issues of common concern related to technical issues. The goals of the Technical Committee are to:
Health & Safety CommitteeThe Health & Safety (H&S) Committee is a platform to collect, exchange and promote knowledge, best practice understanding and information about health and safety issues related to asphalt production and asphalt paving and it is a forum to discuss issues of common concern regarding H&S ssues. The goals of the H&S Committee are to:
The Environment Group is a platform to collect, exchange and promote knowledge, best practice understanding and information about environmental aspects of asphalt production, asphalt paving and asphalt pavements and it is a forum to discuss issues of common concern related to environmental issues.
The goals of the Environment Group are to:
Asphalt Plant & Equipment Manufacturers Group
The Asphalt Plant and Equipment Manufacturers Group is a platform to collect, exchange and promote knowledge, best practice understanding and information about asphalt production, asphalt paving and asphalt compaction aspects and it is a forum to discuss issues of common concern related to these aspects.
The goals the Asphalt Plant and Equipment Manufacturers Group are to:
Additional informationEAPA, presenting of the manufacturers of bituminous mixtures and the companies engaged in asphalt road construction and maintenance in Europe, is a platform for discussing opportunities and challenges for the sector. Many issues, not only infrastructure and the need to ensure the quality, sustainability and durability of the paved facilities, but also different health- safety -environmental issues are crucial for the road asphalt industry. Through its committees EAPA is working on subjects such as health studies, the inplemention of REACH issues, EU ETS ,Waste Framework Directive ,Green Public Procurement (GPP), Carbon Footprint , Energy Reduction, etc. On the technical side the items are Warm Mix asphalt, Low Temperature Asphalt, Long-life Pavements, Durability of surface layers, recycling, etc. EAPA is represented in several CEN-committees working on European Standards. It takes part in several European Research and Development Programmes (e.g. FP7 and Horizon 2020 Programmes of the European Commission), maintains a close relationship with the European Commission and the European Parliament and engages in regular discussions and meetings with the other like-minded organisations.